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Truck Deals: April 2012

Interested in a great deal on a new pickup? Then you’ve come to the right place. With many automakers gearing up for a big summer selling season, several brands are offering great deals on new trucks to help clear out inventory. We’ve searched through many special offers and incentives to find some of the best deals for car shoppers looking for a new pickup this month.

Ford F-150

Ford’s burly F-150 is available with a host of special offers throughout April. With up to $2,500 cash back for buyers looking to pay in full few deals on interest rates, incentives on the 2012 F-150 are geared primarily towards cash buyers. But all buyers can get deals on leftover 2011 F-150 stock, as Ford is offering qualified buyers zero percent interest rates for up to 60 months plus $1,000 cash back, or $2,500 cash back for truck shoppers looking to pay in full. Just don’t expect a great deal if you’re looking to lease an F-150: Ford isn’t advertising any lease offers on any version of its popular full-size truck.

GMC Sierra

Few automakers offer better truck deals than General Motors. Thanks to an aging design that’s soon to be replaced, buyers looking to pick up a 2012 GMC Sierra can take advantage of zero percent interest for a whopping 72 months, or up to $2,000 cash back on nearly any version of the truck. The offer even applies to the heavy duty Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, which are rarely discounted due to their in-demand status among buyers looking for a workhorse pickup truck. Looking for something a little smaller? The midsize GMC Canyon is also offered with up to $2,000 cash back – a large figure for a truck with a base price of under $20,000.

Honda Ridgeline

Despite tightening supplies, Honda’s car-based Ridgeline pickup is available to qualified buyers with a low interest rate throughout April. According to the automaker, the midsize truck can be had with 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months, or 1.9 percent interest for up to 60 months. While that deal isn’t as good as the offers advertised by some of the Ridgeline’s full-size domestic competition, Honda’s pickup hardly sells in similar volumes and rarely requires substantial discounts. Unfortunately for shoppers looking to lease rather than buy, Honda isn’t offering any special lease deals on the Ridgeline throughout April.


Nissan Titan

Nissan’s is advertising several special offers on its full-size Titan pickup truck throughout April. According to the automaker, leftover 2011 models are the best deal, with interest rates as low as zero percent for 60 months or cash back offers as high as $4,250 on nearly every trim level. The Titan is also a good deal for buyers who want the latest model year, with available zero percent interest rates for up to 36 months or up to $2,000 cash back on nearly all 2012 models. Deals are even better on the off-road-oriented Titan PRO-4X, which is available with up to $4,000 cash back as a 2012 model or a whopping $5,250 back as a 2011.

Toyota Tundra

Although the midsize Toyota Tacoma is rarely offered with incentives, the full-size Tundra sells in higher volumes and requires deeper discounts to compete with domestic rivals. Through the end of April, Toyota is offering cash buyers a whopping $2,500 back on the 2012 Tundra, or – for qualified buyers looking to finance the truck – zero percent interest for up to 60 months plus $1,000 cash back. Truck shoppers will appreciate that the offers apply to nearly every version of the muscular pickup, from base-level V6-powered models to the upscale Tundra CrewMax with its available 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8.

What it means to you: If you look around, you’ll find some great deals on new pickups throughout April.

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